Why Cows Learn Dutch: And Other Secrets of the Amish Farm
About the Book
In Why Cows Learn Dutch and Other Secrets of the Amish Farm, Randy James offers an engaging view of Amish farm life, society, and values. An agricultural extension agent for twenty years, James works closely with the Amish farmers of Geauga County, Ohio, the fourth largest Amish settlement in the world, and his narrative provides new, accurate information on the Amish and their farming practices. This richly layered book is a collection of gentle, often humorous stories about the art, science, and tradition of farming as well as a probing analysis of the Amish farm business. James includes helpful, empirical descriptions of Amish farming practices and delves into the amazing economic efficiency of a work horse and the streamlined management and marketing system of a fifty-chicken flock, Accompanied with drawings by Amish artist Crist C. Miller, James recounts his experiences driving a massive team of Belgian draft horses, gathering thin cold sap to boil into delicate maple syrup, hand milking a Holstein cow, and praying with the family before a hearty midday meal. Why Cows Learn Dutch illustrates an alternative business model in which small traditional farms are able to effectively compete in an industry dominated by huge corporate farms. It will appeal to those interested in the Amish lifestyle and farming practices.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780873388238
EAN: 9780873388238
Publisher Date: 11 Jul 2005
Dewey: 630.977
Height: 229 mm
Illustrations: 16 illustrations
LCCN: 2004020574
No of Pages: 188
PrintOnDemand: N
Series Title: English
UK Availability: GXC
Year Of Publication: 2005
ISBN-10: 0873388232
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Binding: Hardcover
Gardner Classification Code: G00
Illustration: Y
Language: English
MediaMail: Y
Pagination: 188 pages, 16 illustrations
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 19 mm
Width: 146 mm